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Pets in the frame for Kirsty’s calendar win

Post on 9th November 2017

A charming photograph of a rabbit and a cat’s unlikely friendship taken by a Poole animal lover has been chosen as the cover shot for our national charity calendar.

Kirsty Godsell was overall winner in the photographic competition to find 12 special images for the Memorable Moments calendar in aid of Alzheimer’s Society.

The touching study of Kirsty’s house rabbit Dr Watson with Dangerous Beans, the cat she hand reared from a few hours old, won over the public in an online vote.

Kirsty, a practice administrator at a veterinary surgery, said of her pets: “The two of them are the best of friends and like to share the windowsill. When I saw them with the light coming through I thought it would make a good photograph.

“I was amazed to win the competition; I have never won anything before. It’s nice to get the recognition and know that other people felt the same way about the photograph.”

Kirsty, a keen photographer who studied the subject at university, won a weekend for two in London. She was also presented with a framed print of her entry.

Scrivens marketing manager, Martin Elwell, said: “We were delighted by the response to the competition. We received hundreds of images of landscapes, people, pets and other memorable moments. The 12 best ones chosen by our judges went to an online public vote and Kirsty’s was the clear winner to be our cover shot.”

The Memorable Moments calendar, priced £4.95, is available from Scrivens branches around the country as well as online by clicking here.

Every penny raised will go to Alzheimer’s Society, Scrivens’ chosen charity for a third successive year. It was chosen because of the growing evidence of a link between uncorrected hearing loss and dementia, including Alzheimer’s.